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Mount Vic Flicks is an iconic and popular feature of the upper Mountains. We have a well stocked candy bar known not only for the choc tops, but also for the hot soups, home-baked treats and the cheapest tea and coffee around. Always showing an eclectic mix of quality films from Australia and abroad, from arthouse to kids; from new releases to classics. At present Mount Vic Flicks is CASH ONLY.
ADULTS: $11 - SENIORS: $10 - CHILDREN (12 & under): $9
Screening Wednesday 22nd October to Sunday 26th October
Dreamy-eyed grade-schooler Mason faces upheaval: his devoted, struggling single mom Olivia has decided to move him and older sister Samantha to Houston, just as their long-absent father Mason Sr. returns from Alaska to re-enter their world. Thus begins life's non-stop flux. Yet through a tide of parents and stepparents, girls, teachers and bosses, dangers, yearnings and creative passions, Mason emerges to head down his own road. Filmed over a 12-year period from 2002 to 2013, Boyhood takes a one-of-a-kind trip, at once epic and intimate, through the exhilaration of childhood, the seismic shifts of a modern family and the very passage of time. Watch the trailer here | Visit the official site
Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater. Director: Richard Linklater.
In Bloom (M)
Tbilisi, 1992: the newly independent state of Georgia must fend for itself, even as civil war rages in the provinces. For 14 year-old best friends Eka and Natia, their childhood in the run-down but still beautiful city has come to an abrupt halt, as insecurity and fear of what the future might bring holds sway in everyday life. The introverted Eka lives in a book-filled apartment with her dismissive sister and her distracted mother; the precocious Natia, just becoming aware of her appeal to the local boys, lives in the chaotic atmosphere of a cramped apartment with her extended working-class family, dominated by her alcoholic father. But Natia has already attracted the attention not only of handsome Lado, but also local criminal Kote, who is not going to tolerate rivals without a fight. It is the gift by Lado to Natia of a pistol, something to "protect herself with", that fractures the lives of both girls and tests their relationship, as each responds to pressures beyond their control in very different and life-changing ways. Watch the trailer here
Lika Babluani, Mariam Bokeria. Directors: Nana Ekvtimishvili, Simon Gross.
The Infinite Man (MA15+)
Dean is an inventive yet unorthodox scientist who uses his technical expertise to create grand romantic gestures for his girlfriend Lana. After an anniversary weekend goes terribly wrong, a guilt-ridden Dean is spurred to his greatest scientific achievement yet: the invention of time travel. However, what begins as a simple desire to change the past and create the perfect weekend soon leads to a tightening spiral of multiple "Deans", each one in competition with the next. And any attempts at romantic reconciliation are further complicated when Dean loses Lana in a recurring temporal loop, and must overcome his many selves in order to save her. Watch the trailer here
Josh McConville, Hannah Marshall, Alex Dimitriades. Director: Hugh Sullivan.
Bookings are strongly recommended. Luke Carlon grew up taking tourists on horse trips along the Coxs River, a place his family has ridden since the 1820s. All that changed nearly 20 years ago when the river was declared a wilderness area, the business closed and Luke's father died. After a long history of difficult relations between the National Parks and the Carlons, National Parks Ranger Chris Banffy has a problem he thinks Luke might be able to solve. A wiley mob of brumbies inhabit the Burragorang Valley, a water catchment area sealed off for over 50 years. Classed as feral pests, Chris needs to remove the horses from Sydney's water supply without any of the outcry that has marred some previous control operations using shooters in helicopters. The only access to the trap-yards is either by helicopter or horseback. If Luke takes the job, he will have to find the horses, get them in the trap, and he'll have to break them in enough to lead them a bone crunching 5 km up to another set of yards with truck access. The film was recently awarded a prestigious Heritage award, the first ever awarded to a documentary. Watch the trailer here | Visit the official site
Director: Russell Kilbey.
National Theatre Live: On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires. This West End production, written by David Hare, stars Bill Nighy (Love Actually, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Carey Mulligan (Inside Llewyn Davis, The Great Gatsby) and is directed by Stephen Daldry (The Audience). Tickets $25 (Concession $23). Visit the official site
Carey Mulligan, Bill Nighy. Director: Stephen Daldry.
Stephen Fry Live (CTC)
Stephen Fry is doing a short tour of the UK to promote his new volume of autobiography More Fool Me, following the 2010 bestseller The Fry Chronicles. The London event, recorded at London Royal Festival Hall, will be broadcast to cinemas across the globe. Don't miss this rare opportunity to see the multi-award-winning comedian, actor, presenter, writer and raconteur on stage giving a one-man comic tour de force. Get a sneak preview of More Fool Me: a heady tale of the late Eighties and early Nineties in which Stephen - driven to create, perform and entertain - burned bright and partied hard - and damn the consequences. All Tickets $18. One session only Watch the trailer here | Visit the official site